Many women suffer vaginal and sexual health problems in silence at many times during their lives, but very commonly as they age. Few women choose to discuss their concerns with their doctors. This is a key finding of a new study from the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Centre. Vital and very important sexual health information about conditions like vaginal dryness, painful sex, and low desire simply are not discussed. But it is time we did. That is what I try and do every Sunday Night on the Sunday Night Sex Show on News Talk 980 CKNW. It is also why I write this blog.

Most women know the familiar symptoms of menopause like hot flashes and night sweats, yet vaginal dryness, one of the most common problems for women at this time of life, often comes as a surprise.  When women ask each other how they are, rarely might she reply: “Well my vagina is dry, how are you?” It can be embarrassing even for a couple to discuss. Yes, vaginal dryness may lead to painful sex, itching, and odor, and may also negatively impact a woman’s life. It may shut down a sex life and could even impact physical exercise and overall happiness with life.  The impact that women tell me can be astounding.

Women who experience vaginal dryness may shut down their sex life, avoiding sex with their partners. The relationship can rapidly deteriorate. Men also do not want to do anything to hurt the women they love so they may equally avoid sex.  If you experience vaginal dryness, painful sex and/or low sexual desire it is vital that you seek treatment before it becomes too bad or if your intimate relationship suffers.  Sex is the tie that binds in an intimate relationship.

Vaginal dryness does not discriminate and women who are not sexually active may also experience this. It may make physical activities harder as the dryness, burning, and itching can be most uncomfortable.

“Because women live long after menopause, it is vital to educate women about vaginal and sexual health so that they can get the help need to live a better quality of life and/or continue to have a healthy intimate relationship.”

Vaginal dryness is a medical condition that is easily treated today with hormone-free personal moisturizers that can be purchased without a prescription, such as RepaGyn, which is an ovule that contains ingredients similar to facial moisturizers like hyaluronic acid and vitamin E.

It is just as important to moisturize your vagina as it is your face.

Personal moisturizers must be used routinely and for the rest of a woman’s life or the vaginal dryness will rebound.  Women live long after menopause and it is vital that the quality of life is good so that life may be enjoyed.  So pick up your hormone-free personal moisturizer RepaGyn today because you don’t need a prescription. Get back to the bedroom during menopause and long after!

Maureen McGrath

Maureen McGrath

Host of the CKNW Sunday Night Health Show on Corus Radio. As a leading women's health expert and Registered Nurse, I understand the importance that sexual, vaginal, bladder and bowel health has on overall health and relationships.


  • P.K. Gupta says:

    Due to changing lifestyle, sexual health issues are commonly seen in women. It is really important to consult with a sexologist and get the best treatments. This is such a great post giving women valuable information about the sexual problems.

    • Thank you P.K. Gupta. There are many health care providers with a special interest in women’s health who may offer help as well. Women’s health is an emerging area of health. Hopefully as women become more comfortable about their sexuality and understanding what changes may occur, they will be more likely to seek treatment for these often very common health concerns. Thanks again! Maureen

  • jocelyn says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this post. I hope more women find and read it so that many can be enlighten about their age-related sexual concerns. Again, thanks!

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